Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Deadline extended for the DEI Scholarship...

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship is open to anyone who feels they are part of an underrepresented/marginalized group in Contact Improvisation (CI). Application deadline extended to September 15! Learn More & Apply >>

A fertile space for alternate methods for creation...

The application for E|MERGE 2020:Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is open! Apply by October 15, 2019 to push the boundaries of collaboration and leadership. Apply Here >>

Registration is open!

An open and fluid jam for people coming from all movement levels and backgrounds. Come enjoy Evening Jamming open to the community starting at 8pm a community potluck Thanksgiving Day! Learn More & Register >>

Opening space for political & social inquiry in CI...

Earthdance’s annual Falling Leaves Jam is centered around themes of transition and harvest. Come find new friendships, engage in discussions about privilege and oppression, experience POC jam spaces, and enjoy crisp Autumn dances! Learn More & Register >>

At the West Cummington Congregational Church Parish House...

Are you a rebel, change agent, helper, or advocate? Join us for an Earthdance evening of expansion, light, and energy to help combat these difficult times. Learn More & Register >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

November 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is an annual weekend gathering at Earthdance for sharing CI dances, fall harvest food, and the Earthdance land. We gather in the spirit of generosity and thanks to remember all who came before us and all who may come after. 

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

September 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15–$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Read: Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion...
October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to October 20, 2019 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Falling Leaves Jam is centered around themes of transition and harvest. As summer’s growth fades and falls to the ground, an atmosphere of introspection, questioning, and transformation opens up for the practice of Contact Improvisation (CI). The Falling Leaves Jam is guided by...
December 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light. One of Earthdance's biggest events of the year, the Winter Jam averages 180–200 people and fills every nook and cranny of Earthdance’s rooms and studios, bringing an intimacy and warmth to the sharing of Contact...